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OVIDE MUSIN - VIOLINIST

Autographed 7.25” x 11.75” presentation photograph of the Belgian violinist to his pupil, the blind violinist Clyde Hagans, New York, 1916.

Musin (1854-1929) was from the Líege province and went to the local Conservatoire, where he studied with Désíre Heynberg.  He split first prize with Eugene Ysa˙e, also a Heynberg pupil in 1867 and won first prize alone in 1869.  He won the gold medal in 1870.  Musin then went to study with Hubert Léonard in Paris and returned to Belgium in 1872.  While in Paris, Musin was introduced to many of the musical and literary luminaries of the time.  Camille Saint Saëns wrote his “Morceau du Violin” op. 62 for him. From 1872 until 1876, Musin and Ysa˙e played in the 50 piece l’Orchestre du Kursaal s’Ostende, advancing to the position of Concertmaster.  After 1876, Musin started touring as a virtuoso violinist and played throughout Europe, North and South America and the Far East.  In 1885 he met his wife, the soprano Anna Louise Tanner and made their home in Brooklyn, New York.  Musin continued to tour and in 1897 he replaced Cesar Thomson at his alma mater, the Líege Conservatoire.  He remained until his Mother passed away and then returned to New York, where he opened Ovide Musin’s Belgian School of Violin.  He also wrote several books on his life and technique. 

Clyde Hagans was a blind violinist and pianist from Napoleon, Ohio.  He graduated from the Ohio State School for the Blind and then studied with Musin in New York.  We found several records of concerts in Napoleon and Toledo Ohio, Olean New York and at the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts.  Musin was mentioned in his concert billing and reviews.  We also found an advertisement as a music teacher of violin and piano in Napoleon, Ohio.

Best autographed photograph of Musin we have seen!